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    Bernie Sanders on FDR | Bernie Sanders

    A few hours ago, a few hours ago I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt homestead. And I was happy to be there because in my view, FDR was one of the great presidents in the history of this country. He was a great president because he came into office in 1933, in a nation which was experiencing the worst depression in the history of our country and he looked around him and he saw millions of people unemployed and hungry. He saw farmers losing their farms. He saw people struggling every single day to get the healthcare they needed or education for their kids. And…

  • President Obama Addresses the British Parliament
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    President Obama Addresses the British Parliament

    Speaker: Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, history is more than the path left by the past. It influences the present and can shape the future. We meet today in Westminster Hall, a building begun 900 years ago when the Vikings were visiting the shores of what would become the United States, even if it was Columbus who would subsequently demonstrate the politician’s art of arriving late, but claiming all the credit. (laughter) This hall has witnessed grim trials in the sentencing to death of a king, coronation banquets, ceremonial addresses, and the coffins of those receiving the last respects of our people. Few places reach so far into the heart…

  • Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco
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    Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco

    So what a lot of people don’t think about with respect to foreign intervention is the idea that the tools and processes that are developed as a part of foreign intervention can come to be used domestically. So people might not associate, for example, things like the use of drones domestically within the United States or unmanned aerial vehicles, torture in U.S. prisons or things like the militarization of domestic police as consequences of foreign intervention. But these are the exact types of tools developed as a part of intervention abroad that then wind up being used back home. My coauthor, Chris Coyne, and I term this phenomenon the boomerang…

  • What could the 2018 legislative agenda look like?
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    What could the 2018 legislative agenda look like?

    ROBERT COSTA: On tonight’s edition of the Washington Week Extra, the Justice Department rolls back an Obama-era policy that helps states legalize recreational marijuana. Congress returns to work with a narrow Republican majority and a long list of legislative priorities, and a looming deadline to avoid a government shutdown. And President Trump kicks off the new year unleashing a tweet storm aimed at North Korea, and anti-government protests rock Iran. I’m Robert Costa. We discuss it all, next. ANNOUNCER: This is the Washington Week Extra. Once again, from Washington, moderator Robert Costa. ROBERT COSTA: Good evening. It will be a working weekend for President Trump and Republican leaders who are…

  • US Prepares For Syria Intervention Without UN Approval
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    US Prepares For Syria Intervention Without UN Approval

    JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. And welcome to this latest edition of The Porter Report. On Wednesday in Damascus, UN experts got a new tour of areas struck by purported chemical weapons attacks, which one official says he suspects may have been ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brother. The day before, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem categorically denied the regime used chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons was issued as one of President Obama’s red lines over military intervention in Syria. The State Department also strongly suggested that Washington would consider proceeding with whatever plans it was developing with its…

  • The Failure of American Hegemony: Why Nationalism Trumps Liberalism Every Time | John Mearsheimer
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    The Failure of American Hegemony: Why Nationalism Trumps Liberalism Every Time | John Mearsheimer

    Today’s episode of Hidden Forces is made possible by listeners like you. For more information about this week’s episode, or for easy access to related programming, visit our website at hiddenforces.io and subscribe to our free email list. If you listen to the show on your Apple podcast app, remember you can give us a review. Each review helps more people find the show and join our amazing community. And with that, please enjoy this week’s episode. What’s up everybody? My guest today is John Mearsheimer. Dr. Mearsheimer is professor of political science and international relations at the university of Chicago, and someone whose writings and lectures I was assigned…